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Understanding Christianity … Other RE Training

Understanding Christianity

Aiming to help schools meet the requirements of the new SIAMS schedule, the latest major RE resource from RE Today and the Church of England, Understanding Christianity  explores eight key concepts and uses big questions to engage students with a salvation narrative. The aim of the course is to revolutionise the way that Christianity is taught in schools, ensuring that it raises biblical and religious literacy.

Using “Text, Impact, Connections” this resource offers teachers a way to explore core Christianity as a living faith, using core theological concepts. There are units for all year groups from F2 through to Year 9 with lesson ideas and resources. This resource is available only to schools that send a delegate on a 15-hour training course, which is offered here over two and a half days.

“The material is super, and the course wonderfully delivered.  I think it is just what we need!”     RE Leader at an infant school

Training Dates for 2019 (Cohort 3)
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks, Kidlington, OX5 1GF

Click on a group to book all three dates.

Group 1:     11th Jan:  9.30 – 4;        2nd April: 9.30 – 4;       4th June: 2 – 4.30
Group 2:    18th Jan: 9.30 – 4;        17th May: 9.30 – 4;       17th June: 2 – 4.30
Group 3:    1st Feb:  9.30 – 4;         20th May:  9.30 – 4;     2nd July: 2 – 4.30

The same person from each school should attend all the three dates. A certificate and full access to the Understanding Christianity website and materials will be awarded to those who complete the course.

ONLY £80 for schools in the Service Level Agreement
Full cost of the course to other schools: £235
More details available from here.


NEW VENUE – Moor Hall Cookham

Tuesday 26th March 2019 9.30 -3.30

This conference will explore issues of religious and non-religious world views, religion and science, historical conflict and expressing diversity in art.

It is suitable for teachers of all key stages.

Click here for the full conference brochure with booking information

This conference is supported financially by the Bayne Benefaction

The Excellence in Schools brochure has more details or contact


Further details available from
Dates for Autumn 2018 will be posted shortly.

Bracknell Forest RE Network

Thursday 1st November 4.15 – 5.30 Easthampstead Park Education Centre, RG40 3DB

Topic: Using the new syllabus to plan and work moderation. Bring some samples to share.

South Bucks RE Network

Tuesday 6th November, 3.45 – 5.15, Hazlemere School, near High Wycombe, HP15 7PZ

Topic: Planning learning in RE

Central Bucks RE Network

Thursday 15th November, 3.45 – 5.15, Buckingham Park School, Aylesbury, HP19 9DZ

Topic: Planning learning in RE

Milton Keynes & North Bucks RE Network

Monday 28th November, 3.45-5.15, Kiln Farm Gurdwara, Tilers Road, Kiln Farm, MK11 3LH

Topic: Sikhism and the Gurdwara

South Oxfordshire RE Network

Tuesday 13th November, 3.45-5.15 Benson CE School, Benson OX10 6LX

Topic: Planning learning in RE

Central Oxfordshire and Oxford City RE Network

Wednesday 17th October, 3.45 – 5.15, Church House Oxford OX5 1GF

Topic: Planning Learning in RE

West Oxfordshire RE Network

Thursday 4th October, 3.45-5.15, St John’s School, Carterton, OX18 1JF

Topic: Planning Learning in RE

North Oxfordshire RE Network

Tuesday 4th December, 3.45-5.15 Deddington School, Deddington, OX15 0TJ

Topic: Planning Learning in RE

RBWM & Slough RE Network

Wednesday 28th November, 4 – 5.30, Charters School, Sunningdale, Ascot, SL5 9QY

Topic: Planning Learning using the new RE syllabus

NEW! West Berkshire Understanding Christianity Support Group

Tuesday 25th September, 4 – 5.15, Aldermaston School, RG7 4LX

Topic: Planning the Learning Journey through a unit/concept